Get a more natural look from day one with immediate dentures from our Chatham-Kent denture clinic. Using impressions taken of your natural teeth prior to extraction, we create a set of dentures that can replace your natural teeth immediately following extraction.
Benefits of Immediate Dentures
Immediate dentures offer an excellent alternative to being without teeth immediately after your natural teeth are removed
Protect sensitive tissue where natural teeth have been removed, allowing healing to progress while helping to keep the gums free of particles that might cause irritation
Help to make the transition from eating soft foods to a wider variety of textures during the healing process
First, we take impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are present. Then, we fabricate your new denture to mimic your natural teeth, or make modifications based on your needs. Later, your dentist or oral surgeon will extract your remaining teeth and insert your immediate denture that same day. The next day, we will see you for a follow-up visit to check the tissue and make any adjustments to the denture as needed.
What to Expect
A healthy adult can expect to heal from tooth extractions for six to eight weeks. During this time, your gums and bone will shrink and change. Regular visits to adjust the denture to accommodate these changes are to be expected. A temporary soft liner on the tissue surface of your denture may be given to help minimize sore spots, and improve the comfort and fit of your denture. The healing process and changes to your mouth should be completed within six to seven months. At this time we will consult you regarding your needs, potentially resulting in a permanent reline or the fabrication of a new permanent denture.
Home Care Instructions for Immediate Dentures in Chatham-Kent
First 24 hours
After your denture is inserted, it is important that you not remove the denture for the first 24 hours.
Continue to sleep with your denture in at night. Take it out three times a day to brush the denture and rinse your mouth with warm salty water.
Dentures should be removed each night and placed in glass with a soaking cleanser that kills bacteria. Remove your denture three times a day for brushing and to rinse your mouth with warm salty water.
Dentures should be removed each night and placed in glass with a soaking cleanser that kills bacteria. Brush your dentures lightly.
To learn more about immediate dentures in Chatham-Kent, book an appointment with a denturist from Grand West Denture Clinic.